Talk:Wikimedia Fellowships/Project Ideas/research institute outreach
This idea didn't generate as much discussion or input as we'd have liked, so the fellowships program is passing on the idea for this round of fellowships.
Perhaps a clearer explanation of what activities the fellow might expect to do in order to launch this project would be helpful, as outreach can be a pretty broad term. I'm also curious about the explanation related to scalability and sustainability of this idea - it seems like you're betting on researchers getting hooked on Wikipedia to keep things going, and would rather see some thoughts on what the fellows might do during the course of the project to help plant roots that would continue to grow an initiative like this after the fellowship was over.
I'm archiving the idea for now, but the proposer or anyone else interesting in developing this further would be welcome to re-open it for discussion during a future open call for fellows. Siko Bouterse (WMF) (talk) 04:32, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
- The "roots" of the project are educational materials targeted for research institutes. The existing tutorials for learning Wikipedia are supposed to appeal to everyone, but particularly to individuals with no particular expertise who are learning Wikipedia alone. Educated people who are participating in Wikipedia as a coordinated effort with others in their field would need targeted training materials.
- In any case, I got a job as the Wikipedian in Residence for Consumer Reports and am applying everything I described in this fellowship idea to this specific job. Anyone who wants to follow up on this with me should contact me. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:39, 5 June 2012 (UTC)